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Filipinos Read This **Post in English Only!**
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I just found this so I am passing it on
I'm a filipino i read the essay and i think his ryt!!
Read the whole thing!! THis is for our country
Reading an article about your country and you can’t
thats only show what kind of personality you have..
Pagbabasa lang tungkol sa bansa natin indi pa ntin magawa
pano pa ntin magagawa ang mas malaking bagay kung
d2 plang nki2ta na ang paguugali ntin!!!- peace

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Backgrounder: As you know, we have plenty of Koreans currently studying in the Philippines to take advantage of our cheaper tuition fees and learn English at the same time.
This is an essay written by a Korean student that I want to share with you. (Never mind the grammar; it's the CONTENT that counts). Maybe it is timely to think about this in the midst of all the confusion at present.
Bam U. Ramirez
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"MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES"
by Jaeyoun Kim

Filipinos always complain about the corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? I do not think so. I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines.

Let me first talk about my country, Korea. It might help you understand my point. After the Korean War, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no natural resources. Koreans used to talk about the Philippines, for Filipinos were very rich in Asia. We envy Filipinos. Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos. Many Koreans died of famine. My father & brother also died because of famine. Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with patriotism.

Koreans did not work just for themselves but also for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired young men with the spirit of patriotism.
40 years ago, President Park took over the government to reform Korea. He tried to borrow money from other countries, but it was not possible to get a loan and attract a foreign investment because the economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine workers and nurses to Germany so that they could send money to Korea to build a factory. They had to go through horrible experience.

In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw the President Park. They asked to him, "President, when can we be well off?" That was the only question everyone asked to him. President Park cried with them and promised them that Korea would be well off if everyone works hard for Korea, and the President of Germany got the strong impression on them and lent money to Korea. So, President Park was able to build many factories in Korea. He always asked Koreans to love their country from their heart. Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA came back to Korea to help developing country because they wanted their country to be well off. Though they received very small salary, they did their best for Korea. They always hoped that their children would live in well off country. My parents always brought me to the places where poor and physically handicapped people live. They wanted me to understand their life and help them. I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army. The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my neighborhood. Have you cried for the Philippines? I have cried for my country several times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid prison. What made me sad in the prison were the prisoners who do not have any love for their country. They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines. I talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security
compound, and both of them said that they would leave the Philippines right after they are released from the prison. They said that they would start a new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines. Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood. The owners of factory and company were distributed their profit to their employees fairly so that employees could buy what they needed and saved money for the future and their children.

When I was in Korea, I had a very strong faith and wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines, I completely lost my faith. I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable situations in the Philippines. Street kids always make me sad, and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia, but there are too many poor people here. People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has been changed. My parents came to the Philippines last week and saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer than the present Philippines when they were young. They are so sorry that there are so many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasangjan, I forced my parents to take a boat because it would fun. However, they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat again because they were sympathized the boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it. But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love for them. My mother who has been working for Catholic Church since I was very young told me that if we just go to mass without changing ourselves, we are not Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action. She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things for them because all of us are same and have received a great love from God. I want Filipinos to love their neighborhood and country as much as they love God so that the Philippines will be well off. I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once. It should start from person. Love must start in everybody, in a small scale and have to grow. A lot of things happen if we open up to love. Let's put away our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes. I discover that every person is worthy to be loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible. Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and relationships. It changes the world. Please love your neighborhood and country. Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we do to Him. In the Philippines, there is God for people who are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love. If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines. Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and country. You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others.

That's all I really want to ask you Filipinos.
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FOR THE LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE
Bam U. Ramirez
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I am so touched by what Jaeyoun Kim wrote, I have to agree with him.... thank you for sharing...♥
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me 2..ur welcome
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wow.....im speechless.... ashamed...waaaaaaa.......
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i have read this on Multiply and i totally agree to it.
we Filipinos don't love the Philippines that's why we became poorer and poorer.
Filipinos always want to be above each other that's why people do everything just to be rich and famous..
Like what politicians are doing..
worst..the fruit of their corruption isn't felt by themselves or by their family but by the millions of people who are relying on them.


..Just sharing my insights..^^

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shayneemae wrote:

i have read this on Multiply and i totally agree to it.
we Filipinos don't love the Philippines that's why we became poorer and poorer.
Filipinos always want to be above each other that's why people do everything just to be rich and famous..
Like what politicians are doing..
worst..the fruit of their corruption isn't felt by themselves or by their family but by the millions of people who are relying on them.


..Just sharing my insights..^^



i totally agree....those stupid piliticians...(ooppzz sorry for the bad word)

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wow!!. . so speechless.. 4 me.. corruption really exist!!.. because of that their are many filipinos suffering..

.. not knowing.. we are indeed in the state of poverty.. lol.. so poor!!..
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hope that GMA could read that..
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I guess 333 f**king years under spanish rule can make you that depressed to not love your country. I was born in canada and i can see this also in most filipinos. They don't like anything that is made here. Anything that we make is met with prejudice. Oy, bulok yan (that's rotten) or Di gagana ang ganyan (that won't work). Anything thats made in foreign countries we fervor more, but if its made here, we think its subclass and rotten.. We complain and complain but we don't do anything about it... I dunno if this complaining makes us look wiser, or mayabang (mr. know-it-all) or something but our mr. observant korean friend pointed out that we do need to do something... not just pray for a miracle and leave it up to god. Our "Bahala Na" habit most be stopped and look forward to changing..

we prolly are still in depression. A sad mentality that nothing will work in our country.. i mean, sheesh... 333 years?! When will this change?
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I agree but i do love our country that's why i will be coming back there
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i so guess this is true.... sad but true.. and i am guilty wahhaha
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This message is touching, and inspiring at the same time. I hope that all Filipinos could read this and should thank the one who wrote it.


shayneemae wrote:

i have read this on Multiply and i totally agree to it.
we Filipinos don't love the Philippines that's why we became poorer and poorer.
Filipinos always want to be above each other that's why people do everything just to be rich and famous..
Like what politicians are doing..
worst..the fruit of their corruption isn't felt by themselves or by their family but by the millions of people who are relying on them.


..Just sharing my insights..^^



I agree with you. Because of corruption, the real Philippines will no longer exist. This is not what our heroes wanted, a country that is being ashamed by its own people.
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woah *totally speechless*. but yeah, i agree with him. thanks for sharing
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ARRRRAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!
tagos mula puso hanggang kalluluwa!!!

i almost fell of my chair, and a tear that not usually comes out from my eye just fell...

i love my country!i love Philippines! seriously! but i admit, i am guilty of not doing any action to prove it...

and you guys, can't we just stop blaming others and start spreding the LOVE especially to our beloved Philippines!
i know you guys love our land, ahm, why don't we make an organization or something to help our country, to let our fellow teenagers open up their eyes,,, i know we are not alone, we are not the only one who want to see the real Philippines...

let us all help our selves and share our love!
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